Every hunter on the planet at some point has taken a shot that he probably shouldn’t have. Which means every hunter should know how to track a wounded deer. In one sense, it’s how we get better as hunters. But we also have to keep in mind, especially bow hunters that when we try to push the envelope there’s a long list of things that can happen and not all of them are good.
When and if you find yourself in this predicament it’s what you do after the shot that may fill your freezer or leave you dejected and depressed. The first thing to do is admit to yourself that you didn’t make a great shot, let your adrenaline fade and start playing back the shot in your head, try to relive the moment.
Get Your Head Straight.
No hunter in his right mind wants a deer running around with an arrow stuck in it’s shoulder, skull, or hind quarter, but it happens. But don’t hang yourself by your HHS lifeline just yet. You may be able to recover your prey if you follow our guidelines for tracking a wounded deer.